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Second Raid by NSW Police on adult outlets [Jul. 2nd, 2008|07:50 pm]
Bob Bain
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According to New South Wales Government - NSW Police Press Report issued today..

Thousands of unclassified pornographic movies seized in sex shop raid – Parramatta

Wednesday, 02 Jul 2008 05:34am

Police have seized thousands of unclassified pornographic movies in a sex shop raid at Parramatta. About 10.30am yesterday detectives from Parramatta Local Area Command executed the search warrant on the adult book store at Church Street following information received. There they located and seized about 7000 DVD and 1000 VHS unclassified pornographic movie titles which were all on display throughout the store.
It follows the seizure of thousands of pornographic titles and more than three litres of amyl nitrate in a raid at a Darlinghurst adult book shop last week.

There are not believed to be any links between the two stores.

All the items seized yesterday will undergo classification and charges are expected to be laid in the future.

The search warrant was conducted under the NSW Classification (Publications Filming and Computers) Enforcement Act 1995.

Anyone who suspects the supply of unclassified pornographic movie titles can report the matter to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

*** Vision of yesterday’s operation will be made available to media this afternoon, while still images will be available from the Police Media Unit. ***


Point Number 1. There is no Classification (Publications Filming and Computers) Enforcement Act 1995. There is the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Enforcement Act 1995 but not a Publications Filming and Computers Act.

Point Number 2. If the video of yesterday's operation was made available to the media as far as I know not a single outlet broadcast it. From what I hear in the store concerned it was seemingly mentioned on the radio at 6 am this morning and it is likely the material will be returned as the police warrant expires on Friday.

Point Number 3. In searching for video released to the media during the raids in Oxford Street I noticed a legal item of interest and with the help of Google Desktop retraced the issue and, alhough it is clear the Sydney Morning Herald spelled the name of the Barrister incorrectly Google Desktop had captured the correct name of the Barrister concerned from an article earlier this year.

I have a letter from him today inviting me to discuss the legal issues involved.